So, like I told you last week, I was absolutely beyond happy that they had finally figured out the actual cause of all my pain and turmoil. I had finally reached my breaking point when I realized that the increased doses of medication weren’t making the pain go away– of course they [...]
I never did hear my phone ring, but I realized that I had a message from the neurologist’s office.
“It doesn’t sound like a side effect of the medication. Go ahead and call your dentist.”
I did. She told me to come right in.
The hygienist took one look [...]
I immediately started taking the anti-convulsant medication. By the second dose, a little wave of relief swept in: I didn’t feel the sharp, shock-like pains across my face for about an hour and a half.
I was thrilled!
Sadly, when they came back, they came with a vengeance.
The neurologist’s secretary seemed a bit alarmed as I broke into sobs and she backtracked a bit, saying, “Um, you appear to be in a LOT of pain. I can call you if anything opens up sooner, okay?”
And what could I do? I nodded, thanked her, and gave my husband [...]
You can find part 1 (The Jaw Clencher) of this story right here.
By the time I got to the dentist’s office late Thursday afternoon, I was in terrible shape. The hygienist took one look at me and knew something was horribly wrong.
I hadn’t slept for over [...]
I’m going to tell you all the story of my horrible facial pain, devastating diagnosis, and subsequent treatment. The first half of October almost broke me. This is how that story started…
On Tuesday, October 1st, I taught my second grade church school class from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. By [...]
Every time I find myself thinking about what other people are doing wrong at church… I’m doing something wrong at church.
I wish I could say I knew for sure who initiated that tweet. Sadly, I do not. I only know that one of the people I follow re-tweeted [...]
When I very first began blogging, over five years ago now, I was just SO excited to get comments. Any comment, really! The fact that there was anyone out there not only reading my words but taking the time to respond made me so very very happy. And, to be perfectly honest, [...]
I’ve written a little about Dr. L. before. He was the director of neonatology when C. spent 100 nights in the NICU. Small, white-haired, soft-spoken, he was a humble leader. Everyone in that hospital respected what he said, but he never seemed to overuse or abuse that power. Honestly, if other people [...]
Back before we were married but when we owned a home together (see? I have LOTS of stories still to tell you), my now-husband and I went to get some content insurance.
We gave all our info to the insurance agent and waited to get our quote. She plugged some numbers [...]